PV Device Has Size Which Is Smaller Than Corresponding PV Size

(Doc ID 2405221.1)

Last updated on JUNE 26, 2018

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.4 and later
Linux x86-64
Linux x86-64


When running a LVM command like "pvscan" it can show a message about PV size like this:

PV /dev/sda1   VG rootvg          lvm2 [30.00 GiB / 25.11 GiB free]
Device /dev/sdc1 has size of 104856192 sectors which is smaller than corresponding PV size of 104857537 sectors. Was device resized?
One or more devices used as PVs in VG uservg have changed sizes.
PV /dev/sdb1   VG uservg          lvm2 [59.99 GiB / 5.06 GiB free]
PV /dev/sdc1   VG uservg          lvm2 [50.00 GiB / 0    free]
Total: 3 [139.98 GiB] / in use: 3 [139.98 GiB] / in no VG: 0 [0   ]


The disk partition has, in fact, smaller value size than the LVM PV registered. Checking disk device using parted:

Disk /dev/sdc: 104857600s
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Number  Start  End         Size        Type     File system  Flags
1      63s    104856254s  104856192s  primary                                                           <--------------------- CONFIRMED 104856192 SECTOR IN PARTITION 1


And verified in LVM archives at /etc/lvm/archive/*.bkup in old configuration files if PV has changes:

             pv1 {
                       id = "xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx"
                       device = "/dev/sdc1"    # Hint only

                       status = ["ALLOCATABLE"]
                       flags = []
                       dev_size = 104857537    # 50 Gigabytes
                       pe_start = 2048
                       pe_count = 12799        # 49.9961 Gigabytes




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